Yesterday’s Wikileaks dumps included an email exchange involving Clinton campaign manager Brian Fallon. In it, he made it clear that as president, Mrs. Clinton would support closing the gun show loophole … and she would do it if need by resorting to executive action.
Here’s Fallon responding to Mandy Grunwald, a public relations agent, on the subject of guns:
Circling back around on guns as a follow up to the Friday morning discussion: the Today show has indicated they definitely plan to ask bout [sic] guns, and so to have the discussion be more of a news event than her previous times discussing guns, we are going to background reporters tonight on a few of the specific proposals she would support as President – universal background checks of course, but alsoclosing the gun show loophole by executive order and imposing manufacturer liability. [Emphasis added]
The announced plan follows the example set by Barack Obama, who attempted to impose numerous restrictions on the use of firearms via executive order, including expanding background checks to non-commercial gun transactions and requiring sellers of even a single firearm to become licensed dealers.
After eight years of such end runs around the executive branch, it’s sobering to know that the nation can look forward to at least another four years of the same type of divisive tactics in the event Hillary Clinton wins the election.